Thursday, June 16, 2011

A redo

Since I haven't been keeping up to date, it must be noted that Caroline will wear pants and shorts now, but more on that later.  She will still sport a skirt, especially when it is warmish outside.  I was looking throw Garnet Hill's kids clothing and saw a skirt that was $45 on sale.  ON SALE!  And I thought, as I do often, I could make that.  (for some reason I can't upload a pic of it, so click on the above link)

But this time I actually tried.  I went to the local thrift store and bought a few XL women's button down shirts.  I cut them off just below the arms, put in an elastic, made pockets out of the sleeves and cuffs.  This is what I came up with.  For less than $5.  And Caroline loves it.  She is sporting her swimming suit (or as she referred to it today, her zucchini) because we are off to swimming.  I have a few more tweaks but am happy with the finished product. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

What did I do with my Friday night?

Well, I'll tell you.  SYTYCD is back.  And it is good.  Dreamy good.  And fun for the whole family.  Most of the time.  And tonight, Caroline and I watched the reveal of the top 20.  And it was dreamy.  Caroline digs it.  Eli actually digs it.  Caroline wants to rule this show.  As she puts it, "I love it so much I just can't stand it!"  Look at this dancer.

Isn't she marvelous?  And she was marvelous at her dance recital.  I think with a bit more technical training she is going to rock the stage of SYTYCD 2025.  Caroline's favorite is Caitlyn Lawson, jazz dancer.  I have quite a few faves.  Mostly girls and the guy from SLC.  He is awesome.  Any favorites?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Maybe this will be a start

Oh my, it has been a while.  I feel an itch.  I have wanted to post something here and there for a bit but it is hard to do for some reason.  I need to, though.  I have also wanted to get back down to my craft room and do some sewing or painting.  I just want to be able to finish something I have started.  Even it if it just cleaning one room. But I also want my kids to be able to have a narrative to what we have going on right now. 

I have journals for each of my kids and regrettably none of them are full.  Jack's isn't even touched.  Maybe this is the way I can journal for them.  Something I am not awesome at.  So, here is the trying to be better.

Let's begin with Jack.  He is one! When did that happen?  I think he went from skinny little baby bird to chubby smiler overnight.  I was asking Dave when that happened.  We don't know.  He is absolutely perfect.  He is sweet and kind.  He is a fantastic eater.  He loves his siblings.  He loves to be held. All the time.  Sort of not perfect there but perfect none the less.  He bit me twice today - not perfect at all. But he showed a lot of remorse after each bite.  We'll see if it continues.  He may have to give up the juice, which will hurt me more than him I suppose.  Let's see his transformation (warning - pictures!) 

It about killed me when they put the IV in the head...

First day home, Joey has remained the doting brother.

Eli's baptism and Jack's blessing - perfect day to share.  July.

 Jack's Oompa Loompa impression.

This onesie was too big on him for a month or two...

I think this was the end of summer, his dad carries him in his Bjorn often.

First of many homespun haricuts.

First professional haircut. I actually think he looks like Cam from Modern Family.  But only this one.

Who?  What?

First birthday!

First sugar from mom, pretty sure this wasn't the first sugar from dad.  

I have lost the blogging flow.  Hopefully it returns.  I have missed it.  My thought processes have been continually interrupted for a good year now.  I have decided that this might be the only way to journal for my kids.  And keep in touch with family.  Let's hope that for my kids' sake I can be consistent.